Photo of Ryan BubbRyan Bubb, a swiftly rising scholar in the fields of property rights and organizational design, will join the NYU School of Law faculty as an assistant professor in Fall 2010.

Currently a senior researcher for the Financial Crisis Inquiry Commission, created as part of the Fraud Enforcement and Recovery Act to examine the causes of the current economic crisis, Bubb has earned a J.D. from Yale Law School, an M.A. in economics from Yale University, and a Ph.D. in political economy and government from Harvard University.

“A productive and imaginative scholar, Ryan has used his extensive empirical training to tackle important, policy-relevant topics,” said Dean and Lawrence King Professor of Law Richard Revesz. “His recent work, in the wake of the financial crisis, presents a theory of how firm ownership can prevent firm exploitation of consumer mistakes, and he is currently examining the normative implications of this theory for financial institutions and consumer protection regulation.”

At Yale, Bubb was an editor of the Yale Human Rights and Development Journal, a student director of the Housing and Community Development Clinic, and an Olin Fellow in Law and Economics. During his time at Harvard, he was a Terence M. Considine Fellow in Law and Economics at the John M. Olin Center for Law, Economics and Business at Harvard Law School and a graduate fellow at the Federal Reserve Bank of Boston. Bubb received the Eliot Dissertation Completion Fellowship and the Project on Justice, Welfare and Economics Dissertation Fellowship, as well as the Warburg Funds Award and a Hewlett Foundation grant to perform fieldwork in Ghana.

Posted on May 7, 2010